He was then challenged by some family friends to see if he could read 5,000 pages and they would pay him a whopping $40 if he did it. He was completely committed when he knew he could get some spending money!
We worked hard almost every day for months to get any reading in. It was so fun to see how much he was improving the more we read. Finally, 3 days before school let out, he reached his 5,000 goal on the dot! He couldn't have been more thrilled and neither could my husband and I. It was fabulous to see how much confidence he had in himself of actually making such a large goal and then achieving it. He got his $40 from our family friends, a special mother/son date night out and then his most prized possession...an engraved trophy from his favorite uncle Logan.